Medically blood poisoning term doesn’t exist and always described as septicemia or sepsis. Blood poisoning is a rare bacterial infection. The entry of bacteria into the bloodstream leads to serious health problem. As per name, it sounds dangerous but bacterial infection has nothing to do with poison. Untreated blood poisoning for the longer time increases the risk of body’s organs damage. Apart from that, blood poisoning is also contributing septic shock in which blood pressure rapidly falls and body’s organ unable to response properly. You need immediate medical help if you are suffering with prolonged blood poisoning.
Causes of Blood poisoning
Any bacterial infection that is untreated can associate with blood poisoning. Medical professional are always referred this condition septicemia (in which bacteria found in blood stream). And this medical condition further contributes sepsis which is a life threatening infection if not treated as soon as possible. This infection is mostly observed by hospitalized patients because the risk of bacterial infection is always higher in those places. And this infection mostly occurs in the main organs of the body such as urinary tract, abdomen, lungs etc.
Identify Signs and Symptoms of Blood poisoning
The symptoms of blood poisoning are very identical like flu or other diseases such as high fever, Paleness, abnormal heart rate, rapid breathing, chills etc. It is necessary to approach a professional physician if you are recovering from the wound to reduce the risk of blood poisoning. Now I am going to explain about the advanced symptoms of blood poisoning that associated with respiratory distress syndrome and septic shock. No urine production, confusion, shock and red spot on skin are the advanced symptoms of this life threatening infection. Delay in the treatment of advanced blood poisoning can leads to the untimely death.
Risk of Developing Blood Poisoning
The risk of developing blood poisoning is always higher who have weak immune system. This bacterial infection is rarely observed by healthy people or who have strong immune system. Most of the victims of this infection are old aged who are already suffering with life threatening diseases such as diabetes, heart diseases etc. There are many other illnesses in which your immune system doesn’t work properly such as cancer, AIDS, organ transplant and surgery. Weak immune system always increases the risk of developing bacterial infection which further contributes blood poisoning.
Apart from that, the risk of blood poisoning is also experienced by young babies due to weak immunity. In most of cases, young babies admitted in the hospitals for the observation because it is hard to diagnose blood poisoning.
Diagnosis of Blood poisoning
Never take blood poisoning condition lightly. It is a deadly infection but its symptoms are very similar like other conditions which are normally treatable. The best way to diagnose blood poisoning is to approach a professional doctor immediately. Firstly your physician will follow some basic steps like temperature and blood pressure check up. If he/she suspect about the blood poisoning then will ask you to do some test like blood culture, blood count, urine test and clotting.
It is necessary to open up with physician if you have any recent surgery or you are suffering from other health complications like diabetes, heart diseases etc. Apart from that, your physician may write down other test to check functionality of liver and kidney. After the reports, if they found any bacteria in your blood stream then he/she will prescribe to antibiotic to wipe the infection. If condition is serious then you may be admitted in the hospital or ICU for the better treatment. It happens in rare cases where body organs are not receiving proper oxygen. Identifications of the blood poisoning in the early stage may help your physician to treat easily. In most of the blood poisoning cases doctors prescribe specific medications to control the bacterial infection.
Reduce the Risk of Blood Poisoning
As I already said, Blood poisoning is a deadly bacterial infection but you can minimize the risk of this disease. It is necessary to always use antiseptic solution to clean wounds and properly dress them. An early medical treatment of infections and its symptoms also reduce the risk of blood poisoning.